seawall: About the project
  • Photograph of seawall today.
    Did you know that there is a critical piece of infrastructure along the Seattle waterfront that is failing and needs to be replaced?
    The seawall was built partly out of old growth timber piles that have been slowly eaten away from father time and gribbles (tiny marine borers that have a huge appetite for wood). The Seawall Project is replacing the seawall along Seattle's waterfront to protect critical infrastructure and utilities and also take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enhance the habitat through this area. The new seawall will meet current seismic standards and last more than 75 years. This is one unique project in the transformation of Seattle's future waterfront.